Love Island’s Kem Cetinay is involved in a fatal car smash that leaves a motorcyclist dead

EXCLUSIVE: Love Island’s Kem Cetinay is ‘traumatised’ after his Mercedes G-Wagon is involved in horror smash leaving a motorcyclist dead

  • Love Island 2017 winner Kem Cetinay has been involved in a fatal road accident with a motorcyclist, MailOnline can reveal
  • The reality TV star, 26, is said to be ‘shaken up’ after his Mercedes G-Wagon collided with a motorbike on Thursday morning in Romford, Essex
  • Police and the London Ambulance Service attended the scene and fought to save the motorcyclist, but he tragically died in the accident
  • A statement from the Metropolitan Police confirmed: ‘Despite the efforts of medics, the male motorcyclist was sadly pronounced dead at the scene at 12:04’
  • Kem’s representative told MailOnline: ‘Kem will be making no further comment on this matter aside to offer his deepest condolences, prayers, and sympathies to the motorcyclist’s family and friends’
  • Latest news and updates on all of your favorite Love Island contestants

Kem Cetinay (pictured) was involved in an accident in Romford, Essex, on Thursday

Kem Cetinay (pictured) was involved in an accident in Romford, Essex, on Thursday

Love Island winner Kem Cetinay has been involved in a fatal road accident with a motorcyclist, MailOnline can reveal.

The reality TV star, 26, is said to be ‘shaken up’ after his Mercedes G-Wagon collided with a motorbike on Thursday morning in Romford, Essex.

Paramedics fought to save the motorcyclist, but he tragically died in the accident.

Kem, who won Love Island in 2017, escaped unharmed but is in shock from the ordeal and has been left ‘traumatized’, say pals.

A source told MailOnline: ‘Kem is devastated about what’s happened. He’s a sensible driver; no one could have foreseen this tragic accident happening.

‘There has been no wrongdoing on Kem’s side, he’s not at fault, and is being treated by the police as a witness.

“He’s still dealing with the shock alongside close friends and his family.”

Photos have emerged of Kem's car following the horror crash on Thursday, as police arrived to assist with the emergency

Photos have emerged of Kem’s car following the horror crash on Thursday, as police arrived to assist with the emergency

In photos obtained by MailOnline, London's Air Ambulance can be seen arriving at the scene

In photos obtained by MailOnline, London’s Air Ambulance can be seen arriving at the scene

Kem was busy taking a phone call after the crash took place, alerting his close family of the tragic accident

Kem was busy taking a phone call after the crash took place, alerting his close family of the tragic accident

The reality star was driving his Mercedes G-Wagon (pictured) during the collision on Thursday

The reality star was driving his Mercedes G-Wagon (pictured) during the collision on Thursday

A statement from the Metropolitan Police confirmed: ‘Police were called at 11:32 hrs on Thursday, 4 August to reports of a collision at Shepherds Hill, Romford.

‘Police and London Ambulance Service [LAS] attended. At the scene a car had collided with a motorcycle.

“Despite the efforts of medics, the male motorcyclist [no further details] was sadly pronounced dead at the scene at 12:04. Inquiries are underway to notify next of kin.

“The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is assisting the police with their enquiries. He was not arrested.’

A statement released by Kem’s representative said: ‘Kem was this morning (Thursday) involved in a road traffic accident close to his home in the Brentwood area at approximately 11.30am.

‘Tragically, a motorcyclist died in the collision. Kem has been assisting the police and is being treated purely as a witness to the incident.

‘Kem will be making no further comment on this matter aside to offer his deepest condolences, prayers and sympathies to the motorcyclist’s family and friends.’

Kem won Love Island in 2017 with former girlfriend Amber Davies, 25, scooping the £50,000 cash prize.

The pair split four months after being crowned champions but have remained friends.

Following his popularity on the ITV2 show, Kem and former co-star Chris Hughes, 29, starred in spin off series Straight Outta Love Island and released single ‘Little Bit Leave It.’

Kem has since worked for ITV’s This Morning as their entertainment presenter and starred in 2018’s Dancing On Ice.

Last July, he opened the Essex restaurant Array, which has proven a favorite among his reality TV friends and 2.6 million fanbase.

The former barber is an advocate for mental health and has spoken out since winning Love Island about suffering from anxiety and depression throughout his childhood.

He has previously worked as an ambassador for suicide prevention charity CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably), and became Childline’s first mental health campaigner in 2019.

Essex star Kem won Love Island in 2017 with former girlfriend Amber Davies, scooping the £50,000 cash prize

Essex star Kem won Love Island in 2017 with former girlfriend Amber Davies, scooping the £50,000 cash prize

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